Antennaria species

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Scientific Name Antennaria anaphaloides USDA PLANTS Symbol
ANAN2
Common Name Pearly Pussytoes, Tall Pussytoes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36720
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Dry meadows, open areas, aspen groves, hillsides.
Plant: Perennial 6 to 14 inches tall, depending on altitude.
Leaves: Basal leaves narrowly oblanceolate or elliptic; stem leaves oblanceolate or linear less than 1/2-inch long; both wooly.
Inflorescence: Small white flowers clustered in corymbiform arrays of 8 to 30; each without ray flowers (petals); white bracts with dark brown/black spot in the middle surround fine pappus hairs in center.
Reference: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Antennaria media USDA PLANTS Symbol
ANME2
Common Name Rocky Mountain Pussytoes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
185151
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine. Tundra, meadows, scree.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial, erect, woolly and leafy stems 2 to 5 inches tall.
Leaves: Spatulate to oblanceolate basal leaves; linear stem leaves; both less than 3/4-inch long with tiny hairs on upper surfaces.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 3 to 8 small flowers without ray flowers (petals); brown bracts surround fine pappus hairs in center.
Reference: Descr adapted from SEINet and www.americansouthwest.net.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Antennaria parvifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
ANPA4
Common Name Small-leaf Pussytoes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36749
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Dry, sunny meadows, rocky slopes.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial, woolly stems usually about 3+ inches tall.
Leaves: Spatulate or oblanceolate basal leaves up to 1-1/3 inches long; shorter, pointed linear to narrowly oblanceolate stem leaves; both woolly.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 2 to 7 small flowers without ray flowers (petals); white bracts surround fine pappus hairs in center.
Reference: Various.
Colorado Status
Native

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